California Electrical Expert Witness

Benefits of Hiring an Electrician as an Expert Witness

Electrician expert witnesses may be utilized for a wide range of cases, as electricians are tasked with working on numerous electrical issues. The electrical engineers and experts at Garrett Forensics have the expertise required to navigate the entire forensic investigation process, starting from the initial site inspection to delivering expert courtroom presentations on both subrogation and liability matters. Our investigations encompass multiple disciplines, utilizing expertise in fire science, metallurgy, engineering, and chemistry to identify the root cause of the incident. Garrett’s investigators excel at articulating findings in a clear and concise manner, ensuring easy understanding by various individuals, including adjusters, attorneys, jurors, and judges.

What Case Types Can an Electrical Expert Assist With?

Garrett’s Electrical Experts may provide insightful information for cases involving areas in:

Electrical contracting


Electrical construction

Safety engineering

Machine construction and maintenance

Occupational safety and health (OSHA)

Electric utility systems

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)

Many other related disciplines, as each may become highly relevant in the event of litigation

Electrical Fires

Like any other fire, an electrical fire can lead to explosions, causing even more catastrophic losses, including injury and death.

Looking back at the wiring requirements for homes or businesses two decades ago, there’s a notable difference with today’s standards. This contrast emphasizes the importance of electrical fire investigators possessing extensive knowledge of codes, equipment, and materials. Furthermore, modern businesses face the constant demand for expansive data centers, servers, computers, and other technology, presenting distinct challenges and specific restoration requirements.

Common electrical fire causes include:

  • Failures within electrical distribution, lighting, and equipment.
  • Faulty, outdated or misused electrical appliances, wiring and components.
  • Improper grounding.
  • Electrical components/appliances in close proximity to flammable materials.
  • Short-circuits, electrical events (lightning storm) or utility incidents in the area.
  • High resistance or loose connections
  • Server rooms and other digital infrastructure (can create immense heat).

Who are our Electrical Experts?

Garrett Forensics’ Electrical experts are often tasked with providing an expert opinion in the event of an electrical inspection, since any violations of electrical codes would be grounds of litigation.

Electrical expert witnesses may also be asked to conduct an accident investigation and reconstruction as a means of determining an electrical fire cause and origin, as electrical fires may cause substantial problems with safety and faulty electrical systems.

How an Electrical Expert Can Help Build Your Case

Our Electrical experts have also assisted our Clients with the following issues related to:

High voltage


Electrical devices


Utility pools

Industrial safety


Electrical grounding

Electrical machinery

Electrical connectors

Other types of electrical systems

We can also investigate cases that involve electrical shock, electrical equipment malfunctions, and additional possible defects.

Contact an Electrical Expert today

We dedicate ourselves to understanding every expert and identifying their ideal fit for your case, ensuring efficiency and cost savings for you and your clients, all while delivering peace of mind.

To get started, submit a Case Submission Form, or call Garrett Forensics now at 562-997-3013.